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The lack of information in the media about the conflict in Nepal is the cause of civil society's great ignorance of the goings-on there. Because of this, the HRIC, by means of a round table discussion, a publication and a collection of suitable resources, hopes to create a rigorous and detailed insight into the conflict and the seemingly fruitful peace process which has begun.


 

Round table discussion

Nepal, in the process of peace

During the session a historical explication of the conflict which has devastated Nepal since 1996 will be made. The explication will present a global vision of the situation in the area, analysing the causes and consequences of the conflict as well as the international context, identifying the directly involved actors and interests.

An expert in the resolution and mediation of conflicts will analyse the peace process that is underway in Nepal at present, and what this might lead to in future.

The systematic violation of human rights throughout the conflict, as much by the Maoist guerrillas as by the army, will be covered in depth.

Lastly, a journalist will make a contribution explaining, from the perspective of the media, the reasons for the lack of attention paid to the conflict in the international press.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Date: Thursday 26 of October 2006 at 18.00

Place: Col·legi de Periodistes de Catalunya
C/ Rambla Catalunya 10

FURTHER INFORMATION

Programme (PDF 738Kb)


 

PUBLICATION

Forgotten conflicts series : Nepal

Compiles the reports written by the participants of the round table discussion on Nepal, as well as that done by the HRIC.





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RESOURCES ON NEPAL

A selection of links to documents, web pages and bibliographic references on the conflict in Nepal, organised by

BASIC FACTS ON NEPAL

POLITICAL SYSTEM/ SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT

ABOUT THE CONFLICT

DOCUMENTS OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

HUMAN RIGHTS

CIVIL SOCIETY

THE MEDIA


 

BASIC FACTS ON NEPAL

 

PROFILE

Country Report

The World Fact Book: Nepal (CIA)

GEOGRAPHY

Map of Nepal

DEMOGRAPHY

Country Profile for Population and Reproductive Health (UNFPA)

ECONOMY

UNCTAD report: An investment guide to Nepal

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX, UNDP

Human development report 2005
Nepal. The Human Development Index. Report 2007/08
Nepal. The Human Development Report. 2007/08
Nepal Human Development Report 2004. Empowerment and Poverty reduction
 

POLITICAL SYSTEM AND SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT

 

POLITICAL ORGANISATION

Nepalese Government

Nepal Election Portal

Constitution

Freedom House. Country Report 2007. Nepal (en anglès)

Legislation

FOREIGN RELATIONS

Nepalese ministry of foreign affairs

Signed treaties

Membership of International Organizations

 

United Nations

 

World Trade Organisation

 

World Bank

 

International Monetary Fund

 

Colombo Plan

 

Asian Development Bank

 

ABOUT THE CONFLICT

 

WEB REFERENCES

Fundació CIDOB website, biography of political leaders: Gyanendera Bir Bikram

FES-NEPAL, Annual Reports

Escola de cultura de pau, 2007 Annual of peace processes

Escola de cultura de pau, 2006 Annual of peace processes

International Crisis Group, reports on Nepal

Swiss Peace

ANALYSIS

Countries in conflict and processing of peace. Lessons from Nepal (Friends for Peace)

The Maoist insurgency and Nepal-India Relations (Friends for Peace)

Zigor Adama, “Nepal tras la revolución de Abril. Entre la esperanza y el escepticismo”, 2006

 

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS - documents

 

United Nations

Report by Bonney Hartley for the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. "Nepal: MDG Country Report" in MDG Reports and Indigenous peoples: a Desk Review; num. 3; february 2008; p.13

Informe del Representante del Secretario General sobre los derechos humanos de los desplazados internos, Sr. Walter Kälin

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

Official website

European Union

The EU's relations with Nepal

Nepal: Conflict and food security in Nepal – A preliminary Analysis

 

HUMAN RIGHTS

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Reports

2007. "Nepal. Reconciliation doesn't mean impunity: A Memorandum on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Bill"

2006. "Nepal. Dead on Time - arms transportation, brokering and the threat to human rights"

2005. "Nepal. Fracturated country, shattered lives"

2004. "Nepal. Will Human Rights be fully protected?"

2002. "Nepal. A spiralling Human Rights crisis"

2001. "Nepal. Make torture a crime"

2000. "Nepal. Bishnu Pukar Shrestha"

More information, Amnistia Internacional website, Nepal

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

Reports

2005

2004

Further information: Human Rights Watch website, Asia, Nepal

REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS

Reports

Nepal. Anual Report 2007

Nepal. Anual Report 2006

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - NEPAL

Reports

"Torture Continues: A Brief Report on the Practice of Torture in Nepal”, june 2007

Nepal: the human rights situation in 2006

Asian Human Rights Commission - Nepal website

ASIAN CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Asian Center for Human Rights website

COMITÉ PARA LA ELIMINACIÓN DE LA DISCRIMINACIÓN RACIAL

Informe presentado por los estados partes de conformidad con el artículo 9 de la Convención. Nepal

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Reports

Reports on the human rights situation in Nepal

Report on forced or involuntary disappearances

Report on arbitrary detentions

Resolutions

Resolution 2005/78

UN office in Nepal

Report of investigation into arbitrary detention, torture and disappearances at Maharajgunj RNA barracks, Kathmandu, in 2003 – 2004

  Investigations into violations of international humanitarian law in the context of attacks and clashes between the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and Government Security Forces

UN SPECIAL REPORTS

Special report on torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishments: Manfred Nowak

  Special report on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions: Asma Jahangir
 

CIVIL SOCIETY

 

National Peace Campaign

Informal Sector Service Center

The association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
Friends for peace
 

THE MEDIA

 

Nepalnews.com

The Rising Nepal

Himal Southasian
Radio Nepal
 


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